LOCAL NEWS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2003
Mom's sons share Army bond
Nearly 20 years ago, Nancy Hoskins was a homeless teen mother forced to give her two older sons up for adoption. Now she has found them - and all three of her sons are serving in the U.S. Army.

Police center moving forward
The community's role in a court-ordered agreement to reform the Cincinnati Police Department could come into better focus soon when the Community Police Partnering Center is unveiled.

Airport screener numbers evaluated
No decisions have been made about potential cuts to the number of federal passenger screeners at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, its top security official said Friday.

City seeks to replace attorneys
The Cincinnati Black United Front should be allowed to bail out of the city's landmark police-community relations agreement - but only if their lawyers go with them, City Council members say.

TRISTATE REACTS TO WAR
West Chester firefighters help
WEST CHESTER - In less than two weeks, the West Chester Fire Department has filled a pickup truck, a panel truck, and three skids with donations for American troops.


Rally 'for the kids overseas'
FRANKLIN - A pro-war rally Sunday will feature a 21-gun salute, patriotic readings by ex-servicemen and women as well as city and township officials.
Friendly fire wounds Ross Marine
A 19-year-old Marine from Ross, Ohio, was wounded near the Iraqi town of An Nasiriyah Friday in what was apparently a "friendly fire'' incident.
It's a small world after all

Keeping in touch
When your son is a combat Marine fighting his way through Iraq, the last thing you expect when the phone rings is the sound of your son's voice.

IN THE TRISTATE
'Sister cities' say no tensions developing
The U.S. campaign in Iraq hasn't twisted any knots in Blue Ash's ties to Ilmenau, Germany, or Montgomery's relations with Neuilly-Plaisance, France.


Students get a jump on college in UC program
Mads Almassalkhi of Springdale attends high school - and college - at the same time.
Obituary: Andrew J. Schmidt, 92,
READING - Andrew J. Schmidt, founder of Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home in Reading, died Tuesday at Bethesda North Hospital.
Tristate A.M. Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Faith Matters: Workshop way 2 faiths can relate
KENWOOD - For many Jews, Good Friday is associated with violence.


McNUTT: Morgan's Raiders return
MONTGOMERY - The town that dreaded the arrival of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan in 1863 will welcome him back in spirit next month.

BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Miami U. photo project slammed
OXFORD - A proposed calendar featuring the "hottest" men and women in Oxford has generated a lot of talk - and some controversy - around the Miami University campus.


Mason chess whizzes keep it in family
MASON - "Checkmate," my opponent calmly announced from the opposite side of the board.
Struble students, staff honor teacher's memory at marathon
Carly Schiferl ran to her room and hurled a stack of clothes from her closet. The 10-year-old sat there and cried for hours.
Investigators say fire not a hate crime
WEST CHESTER TWP. - State fire investigators and federal agents are looking into a blaze Thursday at a Middle Eastern grocery store near the intersection of Cincinnati-Dayton and Tylersville roads, but said Friday they do not believe it was a hate crime.
Butler offers week of substance abuse events
HAMILTON - A weeklong series of events is planned in Butler County starting Monday for Substance Abuse Awareness Week.
Three men face charges in separate Internet sex cases
SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP - A Hamilton man is facing a string of felony charges after police say he used Internet chat rooms to arrange a sexual encounter Friday afternoon with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl.
Cincinnati State students get Wilmington leg up
Come fall, pre-business students at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will be able to transfer up to 100 credit hours toward a degree from Wilmington College.

OHIO
Man pleads guilty in case involving dozens of fires
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A man who set at least 37 fires throughout northwest Ohio helped arson investigators build their case against him.


Autoworker receives nearly four years for bomb plot
CLEVELAND - An autoworker who marveled at the World Trade Center damage done by airline fuel has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for plotting to bomb the locked-out AK Steel mill in Mansfield.
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Say goodbye to low pressure, hello to higher rates
BURLINGTON - There's more water flowing in Boone County, but residents likely won't notice until this summer - on their bills.


Wal-Mart to anchor center in Ft. Wright
FORT WRIGHT - By this time next year, a Wal-Mart SuperCenter is expected to open at a high profile intersection here.
Krey sworn in and now running for PVA
COVINGTON - Merrick Krey, a familiar face in the Kenton County Property Valuation Administrator's office, is now the PVA.
Nunn moves to declare Fletcher ineligible
FRANKFORT - Steve Nunn's gubernatorial campaign tried for a knockout Friday against rival candidate Ernie Fletcher.
Court: Suit against Drees can be tried
BURLINGTON - A family's lawsuit that claims they were misled about their potential home can go to trial, the Kentucky Court of Appeals said in overturning a lower-court ruling in favor of one of the region's largest homebuilders.
U.S. adviser, UK scholar B. Vincent Davis dies
LEXINGTON - B. Vincent Davis, a post-World War II foreign policy and defense adviser and a former University of Kentucky scholar, died Friday of complications following a stroke. He was 72.
Kentucky obituaries
GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS
Guide to Colerain
With 60,144 residents, Colerain is the largest township in Ohio. But here, being the biggest isn't a bad thing. In this section, the seventh in the Enquirer's 'Great Neighborhoods' series, we'll tell you about everything that makes Colerain a Great Neighborhood.
Previous 'Great Neighborhood' reports:
AndersonBlue AshFairfieldLebanonMason & Deerfield Twp.West Chester

SPECIAL
Priests and Sexual Misconduct
Four priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two priests who formerly served in the Diocese of Covington have been suspended and/or accused of sexual misconduct in a scandal that has swept across the country. Click here for an archive of Enquirer reports.

Erpenbeck Investigation
Bill Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.